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Spring 2004, Vol. 36, No. 1

The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

Typical Menu at the Branch Homes in 1875
Sunday
Breakfast: boiled ham, potatoes, brown bread, butter, coffee
Dinner: roast mutton, potatoes, beets, pie, bread, butter, coffee
Supper: bread and butter, cookies, fruit, tea, tomatoes
Monday
Breakfast: corned beef, potatoes, bread, butter, coffee
Dinner: vegetable soup, boiled beef, potatoes, bread, crackers
Supper: mush and syrup, warm biscuit, butter, cheese, tea
Tuesday
Breakfast: Irish stew, potatoes, bread, butter, coffee
Dinner: pork-loins, peas or green beans, cucumbers, bread, butter, coffee
Supper: bread, butter, cake, fruit, tea
Wednesday
Breakfast: beef, stewed onions, potatoes, bread, butter, coffee
Dinner: roast mutton, tomatoes, brown and white bread, coffee
Supper: cold beef or tongue, beets, bread, butter, tea
Thursday
Breakfast: shoulders, potatoes, bread, butter, coffee
Dinner: roast beef, potatoes, bread, butter, pie, coffee
Supper: warm biscuit, bread, butter, fruit, tea
Friday
Breakfast: mackerel, stewed onions, potatoes, bread, butter, coffee
Dinner: corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, bread, butter, coffee
Supper: bread, butter, cake, fruit, tea
Saturday
Breakfast: beef fricassee, bread, butter, coffee
Dinner: pork or bacon, beans, cucumbers, potatoes, bread, butter, coffee
Supper: rice and syrup, bread, biscuit, cheese, tea


Typical Menu at the Branch Homes in 1900
Sunday
Breakfast: cold sliced ham, potatoes, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Dinner: mutton stew, apple pie, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Supper: raspberries, sugar cookies, bread, oleomargarine
Monday
Breakfast: beef fricassee, pearl hominy, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Dinner: roast beef, barley soup, potatoes, crackers, bread, oleomargarine
Supper: rice pudding, syrup, biscuit, bread, oleomargarine
Tuesday
Breakfast: cold roast beef, potatoes, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Dinner: S.P. shoulder, cabbage, potatoes, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Supper: stewed apples, ginger cake, bread, oleomargarine, cheese, tea
Wednesday
Breakfast: corned-beef hash, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Dinner: roast beef, lima beans, potatoes, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Supper: cold corned beef, pickles, bread, oleomargarine, tea
Thursday
Breakfast: Irish stew, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Dinner: roast beef, string beans, potatoes, apple pie, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Supper: mush, syrup, biscuit, bread, oleomargarine, tea
Friday
Breakfast: mackerel, potatoes, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Dinner: cod fish with egg sauce, tomatoes, potatoes, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Supper: stewed peaches, cake, bread, oleomargarine, cheese, tea
Saturday
Breakfast: corned-beef hash, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Dinner: S.P. shoulder, navy beans or cabbage, potatoes, bread, oleomargarine, coffee
Supper: rice pudding, syrup, biscuit, bread, oleomargarine, tea

Source: Central Branch annual reports for 1875 and 1900


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